Easter fun at Chatburn garden centre

Shackletons Garden Centre sales assistant Martin Rayner with one of the 'Cress Head' models, which children can create at the free seed planting workshops.
Shackletons Garden Centre sales assistant Martin Rayner with one of the 'Cress Head' models, which children can create at the free seed planting workshops.

THIS Easter Shackletons Home and Garden Centre, Chatburn, will host an “Eggstravaganza” event with fun for all the family.

On Saturday (April 7th) and Easter Monday children who visit the garden centre will be able to join in free seed planting workshops, where they can plant a bean seed and create a “cress head”, both of which they can take home. The workshops include free pots, compost and seeds and will run while stocks last.

There will also be an Egg Hunt with eggs hidden around the garden centre for children to find. There is a small charge for taking part, but all proceeds will be donated to the charity The Legacy Rainbow House, in Ormskirk. It provides services for children with brain injuries, disabilities and life-limiting conditions from its centre of excellence.

David Shackleton said: “On Saturday there will be free fun entertainment for children with a face painter and a balloon modeller, both provided by Ultraframe.

“Ultraframe representatives will be at the Garden Centre over the weekend, speaking to visitors about their latest in home improvement product, the LivinRoom Orangery, which is on display at the front of the Garden Centre.”

On Saturday and Monday, Lloyd BMW and MINI, of Colne will also be at Shackletons displaying the latest models from the BMW and MINI ranges. Visitors can also enter a prize draw to “Win a Mini”.

The Garden Centre will also be running a raffle to win two tickets to a Sale Sharks vs. Harlequins match at Edgerley Park, on Saturday, May 5th. There are three pairs of tickets to be won and all proceeds from the raffle will be donated to The North West Air Ambulance. Tickets cost £1 and will be available to buy until Thursday April 26th. The raffle prizes have been sponsored by Ultraframe Home Improvements.

David Shackleton added: “On Easter Sunday we are unable to open the Garden Centre to the public due to trading laws, but are pleased to be able to support a fund-raising event in aid of The Legacy Rainbow House by making our car park available for a car boot sale. Richard Bater, who runs the Pavilion Coffee House and Brasserie at the Garden Centre, is organising the event.”

Proceeds from the sale of pitches will go to fund the charity’s work. Richard’s own daughter, Erin, is one of the children currently receiving specialist care with help from The Legacy Rainbow House.

Richard said: “The sale starts at 7-30 a.m. and pitches are priced at £10 per car, or £15 if paid on the day. The Pavilion Coffee House will be open for refreshments from 8 a.m.”

People wishing to book a pitch can call 01200 440760.

For more information visit www.shackletonslifestyle.co.uk or call in at the garden centre.